Hello Mocha Club friends,
Here’s an important message from our Project Director, Barrett Ward…
GLOBAL NIGHT COMMUTE FOR “INVISIBLE CHILDREN”
Some of you may have heard of the film called Invisible Children. I had a chance to visit them recently in the cities of Gulu and Kitgum in Northern Uganda where thousands of children walk 5 to 15 miles twice every day to escape the terrorism and kidnapping of the “Lord’s Resistance Army” (don’t let the word “Lord” fool you). The atrocities and conditions these children are in are some of the worst that I have seen.
This Saturday, April 29th, more than 34,000 Americans and people throughout the world will make a similar walk in protest of the situation these children are in. Check out this link to learn more about it:
Following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (documented in the film, Hotel Rwanda), Senator Paul Simon said, “If every member of the House and Senate had received 100 letters from people back home saying we have to do something about Rwanda, then I think the response would have been different.” There are similar horrors happening today in several parts of Africa…and every time we do something, it adds up. Writing a letter, joining an event like this, or giving up a couple of mochas a month…all of it makes a difference.
Mocha Club is partnering with a group of 480 children in Gulu that have escaped from these rebel forces. We will be updating you on the blog soon.
Thanks for being a part of the solution. Join the many Mocha Club members that will be a part of the Global Night Commute, and let’s let our voices be heard.